VIETNAM
HELICOPTER PILOTS  
ASSOCIATION ALASKA CHAPTER
(VHPA-Alaska) 

WE ARE A TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION.........
EIN # 37-1699024  


Membership applications and levels of membership available NOW see page #2!  We are growing total membership is now 81!!!

Check out Page #3 ....Members page ...Send in your photos!

HOME

Need more info .. contact Lynn Kile atllkile@aol.com (President)
or Terry Vraniak at
whiteteam33@hotmail.com  (Treasurer/Secretary)
or Francis Boisseau at
francis.boisseau@yahoo,com(Fairbanks)
or David Buirge at
buirge1@mtaonline.net (Board Member)
or Tim Kavanaugh at
kavanatj@gmail.com
(Vice President)

Finishing our 3rd year of existence as a VHPA Chapter in the great state of ALASKA! By recognizing the pilots of Vietnam and expanding our chapter to other Military and Alaskan pilots and crews we will work in conjunction with Our National VHPA. We are dedicated to the objectives of the VHPA and to the fulfillment of purpose: There is Pride in knowing WE FLEW!

HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED....... Our Chapter is now aCommemorative Partnerwith the

United States of AmericaVietnam War Commemoration. 

It is an organization that is dedicated to Honoring and Thanking our Vietnam Veterans and their families, especially those who lost loved ones.  We will be participating with our events throughout the next year. For more information about the project go to  www.vietnamwar50th.com

Our annual picnic was held August 12th under cloudy skies, a great turnout of 42 folks made for all the sunshine we needed! With George and his smoked brisket, Terry doing the cooking and David in charge of and setting up, it was a super event as usual. Lots of food, drink, and friends even when the light sprinkles began to all, no one was deterred and we carried on like good soldiers. Just a great time and looking forward to next year and yes MORE BRISKET! ALSO we like to welcome three new members!

                                                Jim Pazsint       John Sommer         Dan Sentz              


Our Veterans Museum  Vietnam display is very nice, we invite all to go by and check it out! They could also use some volunteer help a couple of hours each month at the museum, so think about it! Thanks to Tim, Red and Terry for their volunteer efforts.

Membership dues for 2017 will be via a donation from our members. No set amount, what ever your feel you can give to help us stay strong. We now can accept larger donations to cover two years at a time! Keeping it simple!
 
                  ****MARK YOUR CALENDAR ........NEXT Chapter Get Together .... 

                           Fall DINNER @ the EAGLE RIVER VFW, 10 November

                                        Be sureand check the calendar of events on page 5!

Don't forget to get your PATCHES and HATS ...... They look real nice.
If your VHPA National membership has expired ......
VHPA.org
Also we have a PRIVATE Face Book page ......
VHPA-Alaska ... join in!

WE need pictures of you and your unit for our members page, and for our Vietnam display at the
Veterans Museum. Please send them to me!
Also check out page 4 ... real nice!
                                                                      
Ideas?? Suggestions??? Let us know, we really want your input!